Outdoor Education


5th through 8th Grade


The Hume Lake Outdoor Education program is a Christ-centered, hands-on learning experience that will instill in students a passion for Christ, a respect for His creation and an understanding of the world around them.

Nestled deep in the Sequoia National Forest with multiple bodies of water and a variety of terrains & ecosystems, Hume Lake is the perfect classroom environment in which students will experience God’s creation.

Each of our outdoor adventure classes are designed to reinforce the state science standards you are teaching, while embedding our core values. Our energetic instructors will engage your students and make the learning process both fun and memorable while continually pointing students back to the creator. Time spent in chapels feature dynamic worship music, and an evening challenge from God’s word by our speakers, who live out what they teach, and know how to communicate with 5th – 8th grade students.

Available Classes




Flight. Such a basic thing for birds, and yet something we as humans have spent centuries trying to understand and accomplish.  In this class, students will learn the key principles of flight (such as Bernoulli’s principle). Then students will put what they have learned into play when they build their own glider and see if they can defeat the arch nemesis of flight: gravity.



Archery has been used for survival and sport for thousands of years. The Bible even uses the analogy of a skilled archer in comparison to the wisdom of good judgment. In comparison, Proverbs 26:18-19 says, “Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of  death is one who deceives their neighbor and says, ‘I was only joking!’ ” In this class, students will not only learn to aim true and shoot straight but also to consider the course of their actions and words.


Group Initiatives

We were created to live in community with others and point each other to Christ. Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Students will be guided through the unique and fun challenges of Group Initiatives and will learn that sometimes we need to lean on each other for strength and that trust is important to the Christian life.


Leather Craft

Leather is a versatile resource and has been used since Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden. Students will discover the secrets to processing animal hides to make them usable. They will also engage in a craft activity utilizing leather to express their creativity.


Natural Habitat

From the mighty grizzly bear to the tiny shrew, mammals have unique characteristics and roles in the environment. Students will be learning about various native Californian mammals, where they live, what they eat, who eats them, and how God made them to uniquely fit into their habitats.


Physics in Nature

Physics, (literally “knowledge of nature” in the Greek), is the study of matter and its motion through space and time as well as the study of related concepts such as energy and force. In this class, we will try to understand some basic physics concepts and how they affect the natural world. Appreciating physics in nature can help us gain a better understanding of why things happen around us as well as give us a larger view of the complex systems God has created.


Some older mapping services will suggest you take the 245. It is a curvy, winding road that will take you at least an additional hour. DO NOT take 245!

Bible, notebook, pencil, flashlight, sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, warm and cool clothes, jacket, modest one-piece swimsuit (no tankinis), a towel for swimming and showering, a water bottle, $60 recommended spending money.

(Remember: Girls no bare midriffs or spaghetti straps; guys, no sagging.)

If your child is bringing medication or supplements, please send them in their original containers. We are not able to give medication that we cannot identify and dose from the original container. Sending medication in anything other than the original container may result in the camper not receiving it.

What Not to Bring
Drugs (unless prescribed by a doctor), alcohol, tobacco, fireworks, firearms, electronic devices.


Here’s how you’ll need to address your letter/package:

OE/SE – School Name
Camper Name – Date of Camp
64144 Hume Lake Rd
Hume, CA 93628

For Example:
OE/SE – ABC123 School
Johnny Smith – October 9-13, 2017
64144 Hume Lake Rd
Hume, CA 93628

IMPORTANT: Please send five days prior to desired delivery date!

A Registered Nurse is around for each week of camp and there is a volunteer fire dept on-site with on-call EMT staff daily. There is a fully-stocked First Aid station with 24 hour access to counselors, and our registered nurse administers and ensures all daily medications are given to campers.

Please send any medications (including supplements) in the original container. Do not send common as needed medication like Tylenol & Ibuprofen as the infirmary has these available. Campers may only keep Epi pens and rescue inhalers with them. All other medications must be turned into the camp Nurse, and will be dispensed at each meal and before bedtime. A registered nurse will also be on-call to provide first aid.

  1. If and when you are needing to cancel any spots, it will forfeit the full deposit per spot for what the deposit is at the time of cancellation.
  2. If we are able to fill the canceled spots off the waiting list, we will only charge a $5/spot cancellation fee.
  3. We will offer a 100% refund for cancellations directly related to COVID-19 infection.

Pricing and Registration

2023 Fall Season

Oct 2-6, 2023

Grades 6-8


Speaker: TBA

Oct 9-13, 2023

Grades 5-6


Speaker: TBA

Deposits are transferable and refundable
in the case of a canceled event

2024 Spring Season

Registration is now open!

March 18-22, 2024

Grades 6-8


Speaker: TBA

April 1-5, 2024

Grades 6-8


Speaker: TBA

April 8-12, 2024

Grades 6-8


Speaker: TBA

April 15-19, 2024

Grades 5-6


Speaker: TBA

April 22-26, 2024

Grades 5-6


Speaker: TBA

Deposits are transferable and refundable
in the case of a canceled event

Contact Us!

We are so excited for you to consider partnering with Hume Lake Christian Camps for Outdoor Education. 

Let us help you make this an easy, incredible experience for your school. 

Simply fill out this form to get started!

Mike Cirricione


Mike is the North Campus Pastor at The Well Community Church in Fresno, CA. He loves helping people connect to and engage with the truth of God’s Word. He’s a passionate follower of Jesus and a huge Dodgers fan who loves the outdoors and Hume Lake milkshakes. He and his wife, Kristin, have been married since 2008 and have four daughters, Brooklyn, Kensi, Sadie and Ashtyn.

Brian Holland


Brian Holland has been in ministry for over 25 years in Southern California. He is currently the Lead Pastor for Ignite City Church. He is an outstanding speaker; he’s captivating, funny, but most importantly he is passionate to see people come to know and follow Jesus. He gets to be married to his incredible wife, Kelley, and has two amazing sons, Tyler and Dylan. Brian’s purpose in ministry is to help make disciples of Jesus who make disciple-makers.

Jordan Hogue


Jordan grew up right here in Fresno and loves his hometown. He loves woodworking, hitting the golf course, and making coastal trips with his wife. The gospel has radically transformed Jordan’s life, and it is the desire and motivation of that heart for all people to see the uniqueness and beauty of Jesus. Jordan has been married to his bride Jamie since 2011. They have a son named Rowan and a daughter named Jubilee.

Austin Payne


Austin grew up in Quito, Ecuador as a missionary kid which kick started his passion for seeing people surrender their lives to Jesus. He now serves as a high school pastor in San Diego, CA at North Coast Church with his wife Paige and two daughters, Piper and Phoebe! He has way too many hobbies including surfing, dirt bike riding, golfing, and pretty much any lawn game.

Aaron Logan


Aaron “Chip” Logan is the Children’s Pastor/Elder at Grace Church of the Valley in Kingsburg, CA. Before coming to GCV he spent four years on Hume’s own program team as a camp director. Aaron has a deep passion for God’s Word and loves figuring out how to present the big truths of the Bible in powerful and easy-to-understand ways. He also loves fancy leather Bibles, comic books, good sitcoms, really long podcasts, and spending time with his wife, Anna, and their two young sons.
Hume Christian Camps and Retreats

Join us for an amazing

Summer at Hume

We’ve opened our lodges and cabins to families and couples! Come up the mountain to worship, hear the Word, and spend time playing together in God’s creation. It’s the best place to be this summer!

Virtual Summer Camp 2020

Missing camp? Try our

Virtual Camp

We’re bringing Hume to you! With chapels hosted by our Camp Directors, you’ll get to participate in worship, play “virtual Rec” games, watch theme videos, and hear from Hume speakers. You don’t want to miss this!

We need help this summer!


As you know, things are a bit different at Hume this summer. The good news? The Lord has made it possible for us to shine His light in some wonderful ways, and we really need your help to make it happen!

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